Juncker: Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon
Baku – APA. Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, Reuters reported.
12:10 25 July
Snam likely to make offer to SOCAR for 17 percent stake in DESFA by early October, says Greece
Baku – APA-Economics. The sale of Greece’s natural-gas grid operator DESFA to continue unhindered, with Italy’s Snam SpA likely to make an offer to Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR) for a 17 percent stake by the end of September or early October said Stergios Pitsiorlas, chairman of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Bloomberg reported.
13:39 22 July
Greece proposes amendment to draft law reducing SOCAR revenues from DESFA
Baku. Yegana Lachinzade – APA. If implemented, changes to the draft law on natural gas tariffs would reduce SOCAR’s future profitability dramatically, said Chief Executive of SOCAR Energy Greece, Anar Mammadov, APA-Economics reports citing foreign media.
18:00 21 July
UK Brexit minister offers no guarantees to new EU arrivals
Baku-APA. The head of Britain's new Brexit ministry on Sunday said that EU migrants arriving between now and the country's official departure from the bloc may not be guaranteed the right to remain, APA reports quoting AFP.
06:23 17 July
US official discusses DESFA privatization in Athens
Baku - APA-Economics. Greece’s Minister of Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis and US Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein in Athens discussed the Southern Gas Corridor and TAP projects in Athens July 15, RIA Novosti reported.
10:56 15 July
Goldman Sachs hires former EU chief José Manuel Barroso
Baku - APA-Economics. Goldman Sachs has hired the former head of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso to help it through the fallout from the UK’s shock decision to quit the EU, Financial Times reported.
18:20 08 July
Members of European Parliament debate Brexit vote
Baku-APA. A heated session in the European Parliament on Tuesday saw insults and recriminations traded between members of European Parliament (MEPs) as they debated the implications of the Brexit referendum vote, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
02:29 06 July
EU Expects Notification on UK Withdrawal to Start Negotiations - Juncker
Baku-APA. The European Union is expecting a notification from the United Kingdom on leaving the bloc to begin negotiations on the withdrawal, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:42 05 July
EU’s most widely use language, English, endangered by Brexit
Baku-APA. Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
20:48 28 June
Azerbaijani FM: Int’l community considers status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict unacceptable
He made the remarks during the meeting with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó in Baku June 28, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told APA.
17:47 28 June
Britain's EU commissioner, finance chief Hill, resigns
Baku-APA. The British member of the EU executive, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Saturday after having campaigned against Britain leaving the European Union, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:23 25 June
EU calls on UK to leave as soon as possible
Baku – APA. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission made a joint statement on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum.
16:02 24 June
European Commission expected to receive mandate in 2016 to start talks with Azerbaijan on strategic partnership agreement
He made the remarks at the International Conference “Mobility Partnership in Azerbaijan” held in Baku on June 23.
10:14 23 June
Erdogan slams Juncker over EU visa 'warning'
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday following the latter’s remarks that Erdogan would need to make an explanation to Turks if a visa-liberalization deal fails, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:11 23 June
EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
Baku - APA. The European Union extended for a year on Friday a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally recognized, Reuters reported.
15:53 17 June
British PM Cameron’s historic Gibraltar visit cut short
Baku-APA. British Prime Minister David Cameron landed in Gibraltar Thursday afternoon, but due to the shocking murder of the British Labour MP Jo Cox, his historic visit was cut short, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
00:43 17 June
Europe is most reliable market: Azerbaijani energy minister:
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. Shahdeniz field has gas reserves more than volume to meet demand of domestic market and neighbour countries, Azerbaijani energy minister Natig Aliyev said in his interview to Italy’s AGI information agency.
15:59 16 June
International Economic Forum kicks off in St. Petersburg
Moscow. Farid Akberov – APA-Economics. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has kicked off. The motto for SPIEF 2016 is “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”.
14:31 16 June
Baku hosts seminar on transparency in political party financing
The seminar was attended by CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Baku Dragana Filipovic and Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard.
11:52 07 June
Obama to travel to Poland, Spain next month
Baku-APA. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Poland for this year's NATO summit from July 7 to 9 and visit Spain from July 9 to 11, the White House said Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
00:29 07 June